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The Wussification of America

With national and international attention at an all-time high, Cincinnati rockers Wussy prep new album, Forever Sounds

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 17, 2016
The group’s last album, 2014’s Attica!, amped up the noisy elements that have defined the band from the beginning, but Forever Sounds unleashes a sonic arsenal unlike anything in Wussy’s acclaimed catalog.   

Sounds and Furies, Signifying Everything

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 17, 2016
The rise of Wussy over the past 11 years may ultimately stand as one of the most improbable yet inevitable success stories in Cincinnati music history.  

Music: Anderson East

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Pop culture’s microscopic focus on fame and celebrity means that Anderson East’s recognition has risen more because of his recent status as Miranda Lambert’s boyfriend than for his incredible musical abilities.   

Music: Mickey Avalon

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Hip Hop sensation Mickey Avalon has experienced enough life drama to fill a dozen albums and a string of Law & Order episodes.   

Music: Voivod

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Voivod could be considered the musical equivalent of the post office: The Canadian Progressive Metal quartet cannot be stopped by wind, rain, snow, sleet, dark of night (in fact, they rather prefer it), death, break-ups, lawsuits or stylistic shifts.  

Mothers of Expression

Georgia quartet Mothers delivers more interpretation than influence on its full-length debut

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 10, 2016
The Athens, Ga., quartet plays a combination of rattling Indie/Math Rock and soothing Chamber Pop, topped off by Leschper’s quirkily compelling voice  

Sound Advice: Mike Stud

Friday • Bogart’s

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 10, 2016
As a general rule, adopting the name “Stud” as a Hip Hop handle would be little more than chest-thumping braggadocio. But for Mike Seander, aka Mike Stud, it’s more or less a factual declaration.   

Music: Mike Stud

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 10, 2016
As a general rule, adopting the name “Stud” as a Hip Hop handle would be little more than chest-thumping braggadocio. But for Mike Seander, aka Mike Stud, it’s more or less a factual declaration.   

Sound Advice: Nick Moss Band at Winter Blues Fest

Friday • The Phoenix

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 3, 2016
If you happen to be born in Chicago, the Blues is in your DNA like the genes that determine your hair and eye color. Such is the case with guitarist/vocalist Nick Moss.   

Sound Advice: Marianas Trench with Secret Someones and Mainland

Tuesday • Bogart’s

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Frontman Josh Ramsay envisioned a Pop/Rock concept piece that bowed in the direction of ’80s coming-of-age fantasy/adventure films, particularly The Goonies.